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K586 - Oil in Quartz $ 350 SOLD
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K586c.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of orange/yellow petroleum. It has 2 large, moving bubbles (to 4mm) that travel up to 1.2cm inside the Quartz. This has the largest amount of included oil in any Quartz of this type I've ever had. It's contacted on the bottom.


K585 - Oil in Quartz $ 400
Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan
miniature - 4.5 x 1.6 x 1.5 cm


Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585a.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585b.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585c.jpg] Oil in Quartz from Zhob, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/K585d.jpg]

Transparent Quartz crystal with inclusions of orange/yellow petroleum. It has 2 mobing bubbles that travel up to 1cm inside the Quartz. This is unusual as most from this find are double-terminated floaters while this specimen is the only prismatic Quartz of this type I've ever had. Undamaged.


K447 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K447c.jpg]

Intergrown rosettes of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Great color with large distinct crystals. Well crystallized all around and nearly a floater with just a small area contacted against Graphite. Slight chipping is present but overall in great condition and a very good one for Merelani Prehnite.


K458 - Prehnite $ 250
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 3.8 x 2.8 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458c.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K458d.jpg]

Rosette of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals with an attached partial cluster. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Main crystal cluster is 4.5cm wide.


K460 - Prehnite $ 150
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 5.5 x 4 x 1.5 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K460c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside due to growth against Calcite. Quality, large crystals.


K449 - Prehnite $ 200
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6.5 x 5 x 2 cm


Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449a.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449b.jpg] Prehnite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K449c.jpg]

Clusters of translucent green/yellow Prehnite crystals. Solid Prehnite with a flat backside with a thin layer of attached Graphite. Good quality specimen with large distinct crystals.


J955 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 280
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 12.5 x 10 x 7 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955e.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J955f.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach 6mm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite are present on two sides of this large display piece.


K584 - Adamite $ 450
Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico
miniature - 3.5 x 3 x 2 cm


Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584a.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584b.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584c.jpg] Adamite from Oujela Mine, Mapimi, Durango, Mexico [db_pics/pics/K584d.jpg]

Thick 'pinwheel' formation of Adamite with a smaller attached crystal group. Highly sparkly and undamaged. Old specimen.


K158 - Brucite $ 200
Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan
cabinet - 13 x 8.5 x 3 cm


Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158a.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158b.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158c.jpg] Brucite from Killa Saifullah, Balochistan, Pakistan [db_pics/pics/k158d.jpg]

Large specimen of solid Brucite without matrix. Large radial crystal groups, larger and thicker than most. Well crystallized all around and undamaged. Medium yellow color, translucent, thick and sturdy.


K427 - Rhodolite gemstone $ 350
Tanzania
thumbnail - 0.8 x 0.8 x 0.8 cm


Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427a.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427b.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427c.jpg] Rhodolite gemstone from Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K427e.jpg]

Well saturated red Rhodolite garnet gemstone weighing 4.14 carats. I bought this from gem dealer Rick Kennedy about 20 years ago for about $250.


J961 - Hutchinsonite with Orpiment $ 160
Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru
cabinet - 10 x 6 x 5 cm


Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961a.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961b.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961c.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961d.jpg] Hutchinsonite with Orpiment from Quiruvilca, La Libertad Dept., Peru [db_pics/pics/J961e.jpg]

Large sulfide rich matrix with botryoidal Orpiment and red crystals of Hutchinsonite. Hutchinsonite is a rare thallium sulfosalt species and these recently found red crystals are some of the best ever found. Crystals reach over 1cm long and both the Orpiment and Hutchinsonite richly cover the specimen.


K405 - Lawsonite $ 50
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
miniature - 5 x 4 x 2 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405d.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K405e.jpg]

Blue and white Lawsonite crystals in Glaucophane schist. Good representative specimen from the type locality, loaded with crystals. collected in 1965.


K421 - Lawsonite $ 50
Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA
small cabinet - 8 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm


Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421a.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421b.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421c.jpg] Lawsonite from Reed Station, Tiburon, Marin Co., California, USA [db_pics/pics/K421d.jpg]

Blue and white Lawsonite crystals in Glaucophane schist. Good representative specimen from the type locality, collected in 1965.


K393 - Tsavorite $ 175
Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania
small cabinet - 6 x 4 x 2.5 cm


Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393a.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393b.jpg] Tsavorite from Merelani Hills, Arusha, Tanzania [db_pics/pics/K393c.jpg]

Over a dozen gemmy Tsavorite crystals on Graphite. The crystals have good color, glassy luster, and reach 5mm in size.


K590 - Pyrite $ 180
Navajun, La Rioja, Spain
miniature - 5 x 5 x 4 cm


Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590a.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590b.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590d.jpg] Pyrite from Navajun, La Rioja, Spain [db_pics/pics/K590e.jpg]

Intergrown cubes of lustrous Pyrite. Such clusters like this are much less common than single cubes. This one is composed of 5 intergrown cubes. Complete all around and undamaged.



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